This year some of my resolutions went into effect early. It took until this year to realize that I had resolutions, but I do. They sort of created themselves. I'll write them down so I don't forget:
1) Improve mnemonic skills.
These resolutions were supposed to be in the preceding post. I think I pasted the original into a job application by mistake.
2) Don't take any pill that isn't a vitamin.
It crept up on me that I'd been leaning on certain prescriptions a bit too much during this holiday season- last week I felt awful and couldn't figure out why. My brain was so lumpy and dull that I feared I had some sort of stroke. Why was I so fuzzy-headed?
I haven't taken a pill for several days now and I feel a lot better. I don't know why I always forget the basics regarding my mental state. If I don't feel well, I have to ask myself:
-Am I high?
-When was the last time I ate? Slept?
3) Gain weight.
Like five to seven pounds. Maybe ten. I'm not much of a eater and my low-budget diet is way too healthy...I will soon need smaller clothes. I'm skinnier now than I was in the 1990's pic that was supposed to accompany these resolutions.
4) Be in a band.
I don't think my world will be right until I get back on stage and embarrass myself in public again, so I answered a 'guitarist wanted' ad on craigslist and the guys seem pretty decent. I'm going to meet them later this week. I don't have any illusions about making any money or winning any accolades, I just want to have fun and show off. And meet girls.
5) Write a good short story or maybe even a book. Nah. A story. Or a screenplay,heh.
Something I can try to sell. I haven't been crushed by the publishing world yet, so I still have dreams. I used to write comics, even sold a few scripts...then I got a 'real job' and a steady girlfriend etc ...shit happened ...I sorta forgot about writing. Today,I'm unemployed, single and have no excuse for not writing.
Last night I was trying to find an idea but was empty- today I found it. It's brilliant and scary as hell...all I have to do is write it. Duuuuude... it would make an awesome screenplay.
I guess this resolution should include: Don't fear objective criticism.
6)...I have forgotten what #6 is. I need to go back to one and start over.